Monthly Archives: August 2010

“Beautiful Wildflowers”

As of this Saturday I will have done my third wedding in seven weeks with more to follow in the fall, I have also shot numerous portrait and other miscellaneous photographic work,  and I am really starting to miss what I first got into photography for and that was the nature side of it.

I have actually enjoyed the portrait side of photography, except for the endless editing, but you just can’t beat a cool spring morning hiking into  the wet green world of a Clifty Falls Canyon and photographing a beautiful stand of Wild Columbine or Trillium.  As beautiful as the weddings I have been a part of so far the real beauty of the natural world far outshines anything man can put together, not that I don’t enjoy my new gig, you just can’t replace the world outside our doorsteps.

This is a image of one of my favorite little wildflowers..The Blue-Eyed Mary, these little beauties grow in clusters along the creek bottoms that carve their way thru the hills and gorges that make up Southern Indiana. I shot these in Clifty Falls State Park near Madison Indiana one beautiful spring morning, it was one of those mornings when the fog hung close to the ground and the colors in the woods were so saturated and vivid you just  couldn’t feel more alive !!

That’s one of my favorite things about photography, just when I needed a break from the hectic world I live in now all I have to do is pull out some old files and the memories of a great day in the woods come flooding back to help you get thru the boredom of everyday life. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, as always click on the image for best viewing !!


“More Wedding Fun”

Couldn’t resist posting another shot from this wedding, I really enjoy the more laid back images that come after the ceremony and everyone has made it thru without falling apart, and there is no better way to portray that fun than a good B&W conversion.

You can see the relief and joy in their faces as they work their way to the reception to visit with family and friends, I know that feeling because I felt the same way, it turned out to be a great night for the bride and groom as well as all their guests.

Hope you enjoy the shot and if you ever need a wedding or any other photographic service just get in touch and I will help you out, I am located in the Madison Indiana area you can call me at 812-701-3415.

Thanks for stopping by and as always click on the image for best viewing !!

“Madison Indiana Wedding Photography”

Since I posted one of the Bride I better go ahead and show one of the Groom as well, I never realized until I started shooting weddings how stressful of a situation it has become, everything has to be almost perfect on the couples big day or you could you could ruin it for it for them very easily.  So far so good but I am sure sooner or later something bad is going to happen  and I just hope it is something minimal and that it works out.

At out last wedding we shot nearly 1600 images,  after a while I am sure even the most photographic Bride and Groom gets tired of the lens being in their face,  but I think it takes that many shots to get all the right moments and I think we actually missed a couple as well.

It really helps when the people you work with are as patient and as understanding as the last two weddings we shot, I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive or understanding group of people, I know after a while they really got tired of the whole thing and we didn’t help the stress level as well but in the end everyone stood up to the plate and got the job done.

My wife has helped me  tremendously and has now developed a little bit of the photography eye as well, it will be great to work with and spend more time with her from now on !!

Once again thanks for stopping by and tasking a look, if you need to contact me it’s 701-3415 and we can see what we can do for you.

” Wedding Photography”

I got to shoot a  wedding this past weekend for a couple of great people, one of who works with my wife, I won’t use their names  but someone who visits here might know them.  The wedding was held at a beautiful estate that overlooks the Ohio River, it was a lovely ceremony with a lot of old and new friends alike in attendance.

Except for botching a shot or two I think I came away with some beautiful images, I really love shooting outside weddings there is absolutely no replacement for natural light, I feel the same about shooting wildflowers that is why I have always tried to stay away from shooting them with flash. I know I will have to use some flash with weddings especially indoors but I am really going to try using natural light as much as possible.

This is an image of the bride, I really loved the light and how it played thru the trees, it added a wonderful touch to an already beautiful bride. I took many photos of her and the people involved and I really think this came out well.

So I think and I never thought I would say this but I really enjoyed the shoot, I am sure my day will come when I blow it but for now I am beginning to like this new gig !!

Now hopefully there will be more room for Wedding photographers here in Madison Indiana.

Once again you have to click on this image to really appreciate it !!